Leadership Team

Shantanu Mitra

Shantanu Mitra

CEO & Managing Director

Mr. Shantanu Mitra is the Chief Executive Officer & Managing Director of Fullerton India. He is responsible for the overall corporate strategy of the company and its subsidiaries, covering Risk, Operations, Technology, Analytics and Digital Initiatives.

Shantanu has over 40 years of experience in financial services, with over 20 years at Standard Chartered Bank and Citibank where he had stints in India, Singapore and Thailand. His last role in Standard Chartered Bank was Senior Regional Risk Officer, India, Middle East & Africa, based in Mumbai. His previous experience with Fullerton India included a stint from 2010 to 2017, initially as Head of Consumer Risk for the parent company Fullerton Financial Holdings, Singapore and subsequently a very successful tenure as CEO & MD with Fullerton India.

He has extensive experience in Risk Management, spanning many geographies in Emerging Markets including Asia, Africa and the Middle East. Mr. Mitra holds a BSc in Statistics from the University of Calcutta, India and is a Member, Institute of Chartered Accountants, England & Wales. Since his previous retirement from FICC, Shantanu has served in various Board and Advisory capacities including, Non-Executive Director at DBS Bank, India; and Operating Partner with Global PE firm, Advent International including as Advisor in their portfolio companies.

Ajay Pareek

Ajay Pareek

Chief Business Officer

Arvind Sampath

Arvind Sampath

Head of Treasury

Deepak Patkar

Deepak Patkar

Chief Risk Officer

Ajay Pareek

Ajay Pareek

Chief Business Officer

Arvind Sampath

Arvind Sampath

Head of Treasury

Ajay Pareek is the Chief Business Officer of Fullerton India. He is responsible for leading all core businesses, including Rural, Urban, Digital, and marketing function.

Ajay has more than 24 years of experience in the financial services sector. He had a very successful stint of over 13 years as the Head of Urban Business at Fullerton India. During his tenure, he was responsible for designing the product strategy, setting up the secured and the unsecured businesses, expanding the branch network, and made significant contributions towards tapping the potential of emerging markets, third-party products, and more. He has also worked with Aditya Birla Finance Ltd., Jana Small Finance Bank, CitiFinancial Consumer Finance India ltd. and A. F. Fergusons & Co. In his career, he has been responsible for business planning, sales & distribution, launching new products & processes, credit underwriting, collections, product strategy and setting-up and running large distribution networks.

He is a Chartered Accountant and a Harvard SELPI alumnus.